I’ve just been downstairs

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and was met with this vision of beauty, colour and art:

plastic beads on the floor

That is so not funny, is it? Tonight I feel sure I will have a nightmare about giant beads rolling through my home like James and the Giant peach.

Mrs Green and the Giant beads. Hmmm, it has a bit of a ring to it I suppose.

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Kris says:

    Poor you – I don’t think it’s been your day for bead-related horrors.

  2. Hi Mrs Green,

    When children can make a mess they will. I remember as a young child sharing a bed with my nearest, in age, brother. We were larking about and fell on the floor. There was a crashing noise downstair (a lamp had shattered). We immediately jumped into bed feigning sleep. When our father came up we were laughing under the covers and got a smack.

  3. Beads are only allowed out of their tub if they go on a tray in my house.

  4. Mrs Green says:

    πŸ˜€ Kris, I’ve had an eyeful of them. LMG made a dutiful effort to clean them up this evening but started to get agitated and bored and said something along the lines of ‘you can hoover up the rest’. I’m giving her until tomorrow morning to have another go at tidying them LOL!

    John! You bring back a similar memory – LMG did that the other week coming down the stairs like a herd of elephants. There was a loud smash and she had shaken a glass off a downstairs shelf. It was quite amazing actually and was a great lesson in vibration and sound waves! Sorry you had a smack for your antics; kids will be kids and all that πŸ™

    Sarah – good idea, maybe a large tray for her fairy area would be in order…….

  5. Ohhh, beads are a pain in the rear! I’m forever picking them up at our house(three girls, you know!).

  6. HI Mrs Green,

    All my memories of disciplining are happy ones, even at school. There were however examples of excess which are thankfully a thing of the past.

    Parents have to anticipate potential accidental damage by children as prevention is better than cure, though some things will always escape attention.

  7. Mrs Green says:

    THREE girls, Kristen – with one it’s bad enough! I shall think of you next time I’m complaining about them πŸ˜€

    John, prevention is certainly the way, but not always practical with an adventurous and creative child LOL!

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